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Muzaffarnagar: Mother of 3 kills herself as ‘rape’ clip goes public

14, Jan 2016
#gendered-violence #peacemap

Hundreds of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers from adjoining districts staged a protest and refused to cremate the woman’s body till the family was provided adequate compensation.
Written by Sweta Dutta , Manish Sahu | Muzaffarnagar/lucknow | Published:January 14, 2016 4:26 am
The ASHA worker who knew the woman claimed that after the alleged rape, she “went into a state of shock”.
Muzaffarnagar remained tense Wednesday as a 40-year-old ASHA worker, allegedly raped by a 20-year-old last week, committed suicide after a video of the incident was circulated on WhatsApp by the accused.
Police said they are investigating the alleged incident. Muzaffarnagar SSP K B Singh said the woman or her husband never lodged a police complaint about the alleged rape. “Her husband filed a complaint only after her suicide, but he did not mention the time or date of the alleged crime,” said Singh.
He said the video appeared to have been shot in a field. He also claimed that call detail records of the woman and the accused suggested that they were in touch in the last two months.


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